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Can someone who’s attended in the last couple of years provide some information on how they actually project movies? I hope “badly lit DVDs onto a dilapidated screen” is hyperbole, or at least an outdated description. How well or badly is the feature projected? How’s the sound? Are there concessions, and how are they?
Just caught a quick passing shot of this in one of the first season episodes of ADAM-12, with “Reflections in a Golden Eye” showing on the marquee. I think there was a Bob’s Big Boy across the street.
Beautiful stuff. Keep it coming!
Love the floor plan, too. Always wish there were more of those around.
Keep fighting the good fight, people.
BTW, anyone who hasn’t yet visited the Loews and walked through its magnificent spaces is really missing something.
Also, unfortunately, the status should be “demolished”.
BTW, the drive-in was in the northwest corner of West Broward Blvd. and 27th Avenue — not Wingate Road.
My family regularly attended the Lauderdale Drive-In during the early 1960s, and it just happens that our church held early Sunday morning services there. I’ve just uploaded four pages of a 1963 tenth-anniversary program commemorating those services.
Naturally, I wish there were more pictures of the drive-in itself, but the last of the four pages does show a portion of the concession stand!
For anyone who might be interested, the complete program is posted at http://goo.gl/ZTZHm4
I can’t believe I missed the fact that this one opened in 1996!
Thank you both! I’ll check out those others.
Thank you for all you’ve done in making this a treasured and invaluable site.
OMG, don’t let the main site go ANYWHERE.
Thanks, and all best wishes, forever and ever! :)
Another piece of lousy news. So sorry to hear this.
Second all of that! This is the kind of news we can use once in a while.
Judging by the picture, that County is one gorgeous theater.
Oh boy, would I love to get to some of that. Please keep us updated!
Sorry to hear this.
I’m sorry to say I’d been through there several times and noticed it, but never stopped to take a picture.
As of today, if you go to Bing Maps and choose Bird’s Eye view (it’s no longer on Aerial View which has been updated), you can see it clearly at the intersection of Forest Rd. and Boston Post Rd./Orange Avenue — especially in the image facing west.
Violation of FREE SPEECH??
Go for it! I wish you all the best.
From the looks of the building on Google and Bing, it must have been a really fine suburban theater.
I wish I could remember what I saw there while living in the area in 1985/86. If anyone can recall any particular movies exhibited there during those years, I’d sure appreciate it.
I didn’t know him, myself, but this is a shock nonetheless. Always appreciated his playing. Thank you, Peter — and for the links, as well.
I use adblocker, too, but disabled it and those links just don’t work. (I’m on Chrome and Win7.) I don’t search from there, so had never noticed.
Just a quick note of thanks for everything you guys do. I should take the time to keep with my own personal research and post more than I do, as this is an extremely valuable site to me, personally. Please do whatever you think best to keep it great.